Posted: Wed 22nd Apr 2015

Police release CCTV image of a man they believe threw a bin and concrete slab onto the train track at Prestatyn

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Apr 22nd, 2015

British Transport Police (BTP) is appealing for information after a bin and a concrete slab were placed on the tracks at Prestatyn railway station. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Officers have also released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

PC Sean Braithwaite, who is investigating, said: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“A man got off a train at Prestatyn station where he attempted to vandalise a flower bed before kicking over a large bin, which he later threw on to the tracks along with the concrete paving slab attached to its base.  ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Soon after, a train was coming through the station and the driver had to come out of his cab and remove the obstruction before being able to carry on with his journey.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

As a result of enquiries conducted since the incident took place around 7.50pm on Saturday, 28 February, officers have now isolated a CCTV image of a person they would like to speak to. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“This was a reckless act of vandalism which could so easily have had far more serious repercussions,” added PC Braithwaite. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“I cannot emphasise enough the dangers associated with this type of crime. Those responsible not only put the lives of rail passengers and staff at risk, but also caused unnecessary delays and disruption to people’s journeys. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“I would urge those who think that throwing objects onto railway lines is fun to think about the potentially dire consequences of their actions. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“We are now asking for the public’s help to identify the person in the CCTV image, who we believe may hold vital information in connection with this incident.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Do you recognise the man pictured? Do you know his current whereabouts? ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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